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    I just snagged this

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    I could be quite happy where my collection is right now, without spending another dime.
    who made that?

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    That is a Campanella mandolin, made by Joe Campanella Cleary
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    ollaimh, that is a Campanella "Due" made by Joe Cleary in Burlington VT. As it happens I have one of his F-models that I wouldn't trade for anything else I've played.
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    Default Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    I agree guys like Dawg who have honed their tone will more than likely sound the same on any fine instrument!

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    Default Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    I have a Heiden A5 that is one of the best mandolins I've ever played or owned. But most of you already knew that. Others I'd like to have.....Crusher, Compton's Gil F4, Richie Brown's Fern.....

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    ... Don Stiernberg's Nugget two-point. To me the most beautiful sounding mandolin I've ever heard.
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    Default Re: -If you could have any mandolin in the world.

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    And the mandolin that your Grandad played? Just buy a really good one from a builder who lived in the same town at the time he was learning. Your Grandad will certainly have known about it, or even (maybe) played it.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks, never even though of that. Might be a good idea. I'll definitely do some investigating!


    I will also be spending plenty of satisfying hours looking at and listening to all of these amazing mandolins. Many of which I could be embarrassed to say are new to me. I'm not though....just grateful. Surely I'm in for a ride

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    Probably Bobby Osborne ''s Fern...

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    A signed Loar would be great!

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    The one I already have. Nugget F5 #260. Born on 06/20/2006.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandobar View Post
    I just snagged this

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    I could be quite happy where my collection is right now, without spending another dime.
    Bound like a violin? I like it! Gives it an heirloom look and feeling of quality. How does it sound?
    My avatar is of my OldWave Oval A

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    Big voice, like a contralto. Lots of volume throughout the registers. Very even tonally from the trebles through the bass. Nice E string too. I can’t say a bad word (or even a mediocre one) about it. This one has a European top, so the sound is definitely more refined. I can see myself playing a lot of ITM, classical and jazz on it (really just about anything).

    I’m off to a gig with it this evening. We shall see how it fairs against our button box player.

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    Default Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    a mandolin I saw recently at a show....gary burdettes Gibson loar f-5....however id change the strings....lolol

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    Default Re: If you could have any mandolin in the world….

    Quote Originally Posted by Mandobar View Post
    Big voice, like a contralto. Lots of volume throughout the registers. Very even tonally from the trebles through the bass. Nice E string too. I can’t say a bad word (or even a mediocre one) about it. This one has a European top, so the sound is definitely more refined. I can see myself playing a lot of ITM, classical and jazz on it (really just about anything).

    I’m off to a gig with it this evening. We shall see how it fairs against our button box player.
    How big is it? Normal sized? Elevated fret board or on the top like an oval A?
    My avatar is of my OldWave Oval A

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    Problem is, I've not played every mandolin in the world, but the practical in me lends me to believe I'd find an older mandolin with a few battle scars, so I would not hesitate to take it out to play. Certainly something less than ten grand. Any more than that and the preservationist takes over from the player.
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    The mandolin is no larger than an F5. This Due, however is x-braced. I think that adds a bit more push to the tone. It does not have the straight-edge fingerboard either, but rather the shaped end, like you see on a Collings. I have one of his A’s also, which is a great mandolin also, but different totally. Not as much cut. I played one of his F5s about two years back that had an Adirondack top, which was probably the best bluegrass-voices mandolin I’ve played in years.

    To me, there is no “one mandolin” that I yearn for. I am quite content right now with all of mine.
    Good Advice: Play before you pay, and know your product and your market.

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    A late teens / early twenty's / A2/A4 or snakehead that actually IS in excellent condition at a price I can justify.

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    I already feel guilty for owning a mandolin that is much nicer than my skills deserve but that doesn't stop me from lusting over an Ellis F5.
    Out of tune and out of time.

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    Kimble A or an Ellis A.

    I am searching......

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    I'd like the understated elegance of the Loar A5.

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    For me it would be a Campanella Due (two point). Long before I played mandolin I was (still am) a huge classical music fan. I've always admired the violin and details of it's construction and finish. The Campanellas maintain that violin esthetic and apply it to mandolin construction. It's the real deal too, since Campanella also makes fine violins. I've seen and played many mandolins, both inexpensive and super expensive, but none have them have "spoken" to me like Mr.Campanella's. And that's without ever having seen one in person!
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    With this much attention being given to Joseph Campanella Cleary's instruments -- and so many mistakenly thinking the builder's last name is Campanella (including the folks at Music Emporium when they advertise one) -- I hope it's helpful to point out that you can Google him at Campanella Stringed Instruments for specs, different models, etc. NFI here, just want to see a good guy continue to succeed. -- Paul
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    Joe’s mother is a Campanella by birth. He uses the name as a middle name of sorts. It’s nice to see someone proud of their heritage. Although I’m not sure how much building he’s doing lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandobar View Post
    I just snagged this

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    I could be quite happy where my collection is right now, without spending another dime.
    When did you pick that one up? How did I not see that? What year?

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    About two weeks ago. They get a lot of stuff that never hits the website. It is 2013, but I don’t think it’s been played much.
    Good Advice: Play before you pay, and know your product and your market.

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